August 21, 1997 in Nation/World



Ten years ago: Sgt. Clayton Lonetree, the first Marine ever court-martialed for spying, was convicted in Quantico, Va., of passing secrets to the KGB after becoming romantically involved with a Soviet woman while serving as a U.S. Embassy guard in Moscow.

Five years ago: The day after the close of the Republican National Convention in Houston the two major party candidates traded blows, with President Bush deriding Bill Clinton as a “wishy-washy” leader, and Clinton calling Bush a “great fearmonger.”

One year ago: President Clinton signed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, making health insurance easier to obtain and keep.

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